Sidemen star nets stunning hat-trick at London Stadium months after EFL trial

Manny Brown produced a sublime performance scoring a hat-trick against the YouTube All Stars as his Sidemen side ran out 8-5 winners.

The football YouTuber, who has 2.12million subscribers, went on a second half tear for the Sidemen, netting in the 48th, 50th and 62nd minute, wrapping up his impressive hat-trick in just 14 minutes.

And his trio of goals played a crucial role in helping the Sidemen past the YouTube All Stars in front of a bumper crowd at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. However, those who have watched his YouTube channel in the past will know Manny has a bit about him when it comes to footballing ability.

In fact, he and his brother Tobi, who goes by TBJZL on YouTube, once had trials with EFL side Crawley Town back in 2022. Having sent scouts to the Sidemen charity match last year, and being impressed by what they saw, Crawley offered the pair a chance to train with the club, alongside their brother Jed.

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Speaking about the experience back in November 2022 after their training session with Crawley, Manny said: "It was half and half [on how he felt] to be honest because obviously we know both sides of the coin. Some people would be like, 'what's going on? YouTuber in a professional environment?' and it sounds like a crazy thing.

"So we were kind of half and half because obviously we try and have our morals in line wherever we go, whatever we do, but I think at the same time, the childhood side of us came out. Like, this is a chance to be in a professional football environment, jump at it.

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"We've enjoyed it, we've learnt stuff and we've seen the levels and the difference between where we are and where they are and we can see why they're there and the consistencies with what they're doing. There's lessons to take away from it."

While Tobi and Manny did not end up signing with Crawley, their younger brother Jed inked a one-year developmental contract with their B-team earlier this year.

And it's also safe to say there were plenty of fans tuning into watch the Sidemen charity match who enjoyed what they saw from Manny.

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One fan wrote: "Manny is going home with the ball." Another wrote: "too easy for the bloke." A third said: "Manny/Tobi shoulda been pro ballers."

A fourth said: "This guy is good, better than Mudryk." And a fifth added: "This Manny dude is better than Richarlison ffs."

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